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South Carolina sees change to alimony laws

Much like marriage, in South Carolina divorce is a huge change and generally one for the better. If you are no longer happy in your marriage, then why should you remain in that position? One option is to attempt mediation, but this is not for everyone. If you have decided your relationship is beyond repair, divorce could be the healthiest and most sensible next step to take.

Of course, few things are as simple as one might hope and divorce is seldom one of them. As you are beginning a new chapter of your life, there are many things that need to be decided and settled. Who will have custody of the children? Who keeps the house? Will either of you be paying alimony? This latter question became one of particular note in South Carolina with the news that laws on the subject were being called into question.

South Carolina Alimony Reform is an organization that was founded in 2011. The aim of the group was to challenge existing laws on alimony in order to introduce a series of reforms. One such reform, if passed, would restrict alimony to only those marriages which had lasted at least 10 years.

Even without these changes, determining alimony can be a lengthy process and one that can lead to dispute. An attorney could be invaluable at this point to help you reach a fair and favorable conclusion to the decision. With no fixed rules in place on alimony duration and amounts, judges rely only on guidelines in their rulings. However, with the support of your attorney, you may be able to influence the final decision in your favor.

Source: The Times and Democrat, "Goodbye matrimony, hello alimony: A guide to alimony in South Carolina," Deborah Swearingen, Mar. 1, 2015

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